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Swagelok Michigan | Toledo

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Material Selection

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Material Selection

Taking the time to select the right material for your system will save you time, maintenance, and money. Fluid system components can be made from many different materials of construction, but only a few may be suitable for your particular project. That's why Swagelok Michigan | Toledo created this guide to assist in your product selection.

Where to Start

This 30 minute video is hosted by an industry expert and covers material selection for your application, specific alloys to resist corrosion, chemical compatibility, where the start when choosing elastomer seals, and hose core materials. We strongly suggest starting here then viewing the Helpful Tips & Services section for supporting documents. For a quick overview of materials, scroll down to the Training Videos section.

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Helpful Tips & Services

Material Selection Guide Materials Selection Guide

Learn the steps to reduce the impact of corrosion in your application, identify different types of corrosion, and review available resistant materials. 

Corrosion resistant metals

Corrosion Resistant Metals

A list of corrosion resistant metals and supporting data available from Swagelok. 

Sour materials

Four Answers on Material Selection for Sour Oil and Gas Fields

As oil and gas production expands into sour environments high in hydrogen sulfide, material reliability becomes critical. Learn how proper material selection and adherence to NACE standards can keep your system running efficiently.

Hose Core Considerations

Hose Core Material

When selecting an industrial hose, the first place to start is the core tube—the hose's innermost layer. Learn how to select the ideal hose for your application with information on core tube materials & wall construction from the experts at Swagelok.

Swagelok Product Lines

Swagelok Offerings

A quick look at Swagelok's fluid system solutions and services.

tech specialist

Technical Support

Please email us to request time with one of our specialists to discuss material selection for your application. 

Training Videos

elastomer video

Elastomer Seal Webinar

Previously recorded, this 1.5 hour webinar is designed for those who are tasked with safely specifying or selecting the correct products and seals for their applications. 


Ferrules, Fittings, and Tubing

Best practices when selecting material for tubing and components. 

alloy video

Swagelok Expertise Leads to More Alloy Options

Gerhard Schiroky principal scientist, Swagelok Company, recounts how Swagelok's knowledge of markets, customers and applications, and its collaboration with customers, enabled an expansion of the company's alloy portfolio.

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